Family: police beat man in Atlanta officer shooting

Family: police beat man in Atlanta officer shooting

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ATLANTA -

The family of a man accused of shooting a police officer in the face says other officers hit the man repeatedly during arrest.

Theresa Nance, sister of shooting suspect Frank Nance, told The Associated Press Friday her brother suffers from seizures. She says officers continued to hit him after he had a seizure and passed out.

Officers arrested Nance Jan. 11 after another officer had been shot in the face. Police reports say Nance was resisting arrest and that an officer hit Nance in the face with his gun because he feared for his life.

In a mug shot released shortly after Nance's arrest the suspect has multiple bloody cuts on his face and appears to be wearing a neck brace. Police have declined to comment further on Nance's injuries.

 

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